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We Give Our Hearts to Dogs to Tear
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Surely one of the cruelest conditions of life on Earth is that dogs don’t live as long as people. Yet, we “give our hearts to dogs to tear,” as Rudyard Kipling writes in the poem that gave Chase the book’s title. Yes, they tear our heart—but their indomitable, timeless spirits heal it again and again.

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This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 49: Jul/Aug 2008
Sy Montgomery is the author of, among other books, The Good Good Pig, which has a Border Collie in it.

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